October 25th, 2003
|08:29 pm - CI Update, Clothes, Job + More!|
OK, I realize I haven't updated much lately, and I just realized I haven't updated at all about the CI.
Well, since the last time I posted about it, things have gotten way better. I'm hearing lots more. Complete strangers are making sense! I was issued a cellphone by my new company, and with a hookup kit I got, I'm making phone calls! Actual phone calls! WHEE! Confidence is way way up!
I have to admit, the job had something to do with it, and vice versa. After talking with people, the whole hearing thing was a total nonissue. Most of them weren't even sure I was deaf.
The job has been excellent. I was truly useful on thursday, solving a real bitch of a problem that a whole group was beating on. So I lost a bit of that 'can i really do it'-nonsense that you always feel when you start a new job.
Although the job is very casual, plenty of jeans-n-tshirt people, I was getting tired of that look. So, I pulled a queer-eye on my wardrobe, and dumped a lot of old and/or ugly crap. Spent some time in Eddie Bauer, Filenes, Macys, etc. Hooked myself up with some much better looking stuff. Looking much more presentable these days! Still trying to find an oxford or oxford-look-alike that is comfortable to wear around all day, especially walking in the city. I have a good pair from Dexter outlets up in NH, but they won't last long if thats all I wear. I chucked the sneakers-to-work concept with my old t-shirts.
I'm feeling quite spiffy all around!
Current Mood: spiffy
|Date:||October 26th, 2003 02:16 pm (UTC)|| |
ah! you've turned into a *metrosexual*!
the effect that queer eye is having on the world is something i find totally hilarious (but good) ;)
ow, ow! a brilliant mind and a slick wardrobe to boot... i sed git down witcha boogie !
I got my CI in August of 99 in Ann Arbor. And have loved it since. I was using Ace until i got a BTE which only used Speak. Speak sounded like garbage til i got used to it. I don't have the 3,000 that cochlear corp. wanted for the new one that accommodates the ace program.
I was having a very hard time talking on the phone anymore towards the end. I always depended on my hearing more than lip reading. Now I do pretty good, except when occassionally when an African-American employee calls with a question (i'm in the metro detroit area). this also applies to people with accents. I just get their phone numbers and call them back thru relay. Sometimes they get used to it and have no problem using it. Other times they never call me back at work, saves me further work!
I have only been in LJ since the 8th of November and have been having a hard time finding interesting people to add as friends. When I joined the deaf community and saw your entry about the ear irritation, had to check you out! So I'm friending you! Hope u do the same back, check out my journal! BTW, what do you do for a living? I'm a fiscal analyst.